This is a discussion on Your Favorite Cowboy Rifle within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have a Rossi 45-70 and absolutely love it. Looking into a 45 LC also. Let's hear what your favorite cowboy long gun is....
I have a Rossi 45-70 and absolutely love it. Looking into a 45 LC also. Let's hear what your favorite cowboy long gun is.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
- George Washington
Winchester model 94 Trapper 16" barrel in .44 magnum is my only "Cowboy Gun". It's awesome!
"Life is tough. Life is a lot tougher if you're stupid"--- John Wayne
I’ve got a Marlin 1894 Cowboy in .45Colt that I had reworked for shooting CAS and added a Lyman tang site for the long targets. It’s got a 20” octagon barrel, so it looks “Cowboy-ish”.
My “other” Cowboy era rifles are:
Shiloh Sharps 1874 #1 in .45-100 Sharps (2.6”)
Ballard 1885 High-Wall in .45-90 Sharps (2.4”)
Ballard 1885 High-Wall in .40-70W (2.4”)
Ballard 1885 Low-Wall in .22LR
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My 1920's Winchester 94 Carbine with a rifle stock and metal buttplate/ This rifle was carried on the Douglas-Naco area for 20+years and is in excellent condition.
I love LEVER GUNS!! Too bad I only have one. Winchester 94 in .30-30. I absolutely love the guns size and weight as well as the caliber. It's my ranch gun.
Sig M11-A1, Sig P938, Colt Delta Elite Customized, 78' Colt Combat Commander, S&W 28-2 6"
Like others mine is my only one, marlin 336. Really want one in .357 and..44 mag. Also .45-70, just because.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
My favorite cowboy "rifle" is my Rossi Ranch Hand. I had the barrel bobbed so that it looked exactly like Steve McQueen's Mare's Leg in Wanted - Dead or Alive. Otherwise, My Winchester 94 in .357 is my favorite cowboy rifle that is actually a rifle.
I agree with whomever said,anything lever. I have 3. Rossi .44 mag Model 92, Henry Golden Boy .44mag and a Marlin Model 1895 45-70 government. Want to get something in .357 soon. I love lever`s.
"A government big enough to give you everything you need, is big enough to take everything you have"--- Thomas Jefferson, 1778.
I'm sorry that I came to this party late...
I don't have a lever-action rifle, but just in the past few weeks, I've been craving one. But, of course, after paying my "after holiday" bills, I don't have any available cash to buy a Rossi .357 or .44 Mag...or even a Henry .22LR!